Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482906 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Smith
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:circa 1829

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred seventy-four Smith County residents petition in behalf of Capt. Edward Settles, a veteran of the American Revolution whose slave Daniel was executed in 1825 for committing a rape. The petitioners reveal that said Daniel "was the principal reliance of said Settles for a support and unless he receives some compensation from the State, he will be left destitute in his old age." They therefore "humbly pray that such relief may be granted him by your ... body as may be considered due to a warworn, worthy, destitute old man, whose principal means of support have been taken from him by a State prosecution."
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:A Bill for the Benefit of Edward Settles, ca. 1829; Oath, Thomas Draper, October 1829; Order, J. Winchester, 18 February 1804; Certificate, J. Pickett, 5 September 1827; see PARs #11482907, #11482908
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 11482906

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 18-1829-1-8
  • Microfilm: Reel #11,

Processing Information

Record Created:7/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/24/2009 3:50:00 PM